Crime / August 19, 2019 Two Monrovia Men Arrested in Pasadena Homicide Case

Prosecutors have filed murder charges against two Monrovia residents accused of shooting 24-year-old Anthony Michael Tafoya Ortiz during a drug deal and robbery that turned violent in Pasadena earlier this month. The police department will not release any specific details regarding the incident. On Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at about 4:30 p.m., 24-year-old Lamarr Marquise...

News / August 19, 2019 Protesters Gather in Pasadena to Support TPS Holders as They Fight the Trump Administration’s Attempts to Terminate TPS for Some

By Alex Cordero  The preliminary injunction process for the lawsuit filed by TPS holders and their families challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new rule to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has set forth in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. DHS’s new rule enforces determinations to terminate TPS for...

News / August 15, 2019 Global Warning: Greenhouse Reality

Happy cows’ flatulence could be overheating the atmosphere By Terry Miller You may have noticed that each year our planet gets hotter than previous years and while the naysayers say there’s no such thing as global warming, there is obviously a great danger for our Earth. Life on Earth depends on energy coming from the...

News / August 14, 2019 Amid Growing Debate, Pasadena Finds Itself at Crossroads Over Housing Development & Preservation

By Evan V. Symon With an upcoming council meeting over developments on North Madison Avenue, and several more on the way, the City of Pasadena is facing a larger debate over new buildings in the city. In the wake of the 253 S. Los Robles project defeat, the City of Pasadena has found itself in...

Crime / August 12, 2019 Victim of Shooting in Pasadena Succumbs Injury

On Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at about 10:49 a.m., Pasadena Police responded to the 100 block of Painter Street regarding a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and found 24-year-old Anthony Michael Tafoya Ortiz, of Los Angeles suffering from a gunshot wound. Pasadena Fire Department paramedics arrived and transported Ortiz to a local hospital in...

News / August 8, 2019 Hatred in America – Divided We Fall

Police believe the El Paso shooter targeted Latinos By Terry Miller Since last weekend, politicians, pundits and conspiracy theorists have pointed their collective fingers for the senseless killings (Texas and Ohio) at everyone/thing from Mr. Trump to the decline of “American family values,” to transgender acceptance — the list goes on. Whichever way you look...

News / August 7, 2019 Forum on Countering White Supremacy With Congressman Adam Schiff Brings Hundreds to All Saints Church Amid Recent Shootings

By Alex Cordero Addressing white supremacy at All Saints Church in Pasadena was the ideal location for Congressman Adam Schiff to speak to hundreds of local residents about his stand on issues that are fueling hate crimes. Mass shootings targeting minorities have recently caused an entire nation to take notice and take a stand. Schiff...

News / August 6, 2019 Will Pasadena Fire Department Benefit From Governor Newsom Hiring Hundreds Of New Firefighters?

By Alex Cordero  Governor Newsom announced that the State of California will be hiring hundreds of new firefighters to prepare for this year’s fire season and it could impact fire departments throughout the state, including the Pasadena Fire Department, in other ways besides allocating additional staff. “The governor’s budget would not provide additional staff specifically,...

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Pasadena Crime Blotters: July 4 – July 31
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Pasadena Crime Blotters: July 4 – July 31

July 4 July 4, 9:42 a.m., a 29 year old male was involved in an argument with a 23-year-old male in the 1900 block of Santa Rosa Ave. when the younger produced a knife and lunged at the victim. The victim was able to jump out of the way of the blade. Once officers arrived,…

Motorcycle Safety Enforcement in Pasadena
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Motorcycle Safety Enforcement in Pasadena

Drivers are encouraged to ‘Share the Road’ Warmer weather means a lot more motorcycles will be out on the road across California. The Pasadena Police Department is taking the opportunity to remind drivers and motorcycle riders to share the road and look out for one another. “Motorcycle riders are out in the open and are…

Pasadena Tenants March on Landlord’s Arcadia Home
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Pasadena Tenants March on Landlord’s Arcadia Home

Local building given 60-day notices to vacate, tenants protest owner Residents of 16 units from 278 E. Washington Blvd. in northwest Pasadena, known as the Washington 16, protested in front of their landlord’s Arcadia residence on Friday after receiving 60-day notices on June 1 to vacate their homes. The group of protesters demanded that all…

City of Pasadena: Heat Wave Expected This Weekend
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City of Pasadena: Heat Wave Expected This Weekend

The city wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts and updates. Although there are currently no Red Flag conditions in Pasadena, weather, Red Flag and fire conditions can change rapidly with high temperatures. Make sure to follow the City’s official Twitter account, @PasadenaGov; Pasadena…

Pasadena Police Announce Their Stance on Immigration Enforcement
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Pasadena Police Announce Their Stance on Immigration Enforcement

In light of the most recent talk of potential ICE raids and lingering worries amongst some in the community, the Pasadena Police Department released the following statement explaining to the public its stance on Immigration Enforcement: “The Pasadena Police Department does not enforce criminal violations related to the immigration status of persons in our community….

Summertime:  Shake and Bake
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Summertime: Shake and Bake

Recent earthquakes shake, rattle and roll residents with talk of ‘The Big One’ By Terry Miller There is little scientific evidence that the summer heat we’re experiencing and earthquakes are somehow related, however the so called Shake-and-Bake theory is very much alive, especially on the internet. There is even an “earthquake cake” resourceful bakers have…

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